The eight girls from a school in Elgeyo-Marakwet, a county in Kenya, got pregnant while the school term was still on.
They were consequently expelled after the school management discovered they had taken in.
Moi Girls Kapsowar High School in Elgeyo-Marakwet county expelled the girls on grounds that they are likely to pull down the school’s mean grade.
Among them are three form four candidates who are also said to have been de-registered by the school for fear that they will affect its performance in this year’s national examinations.
The parents have expressed their disappointment as their plans secure a bright future for their children has been dashed.
The parents also complain that all efforts to get admission for the girls in another school has been futile as the old school has refused to give them a recommendation letter
Speaking to news men one the parents said, “We are really disheartened that our children’s future has been destroyed, even after bending over backwards to pay their school fees. It is so sad that our children who we bank on as future leaders and development agents are predisposed to early pregnancies and marriages,”
The parents now want authorities to step in and help them nab the culprits who are the fathers of the unborn babies.
The girls were taken to a local health centre for additional medical examination and to obtain P3 forms, as police begin investigations into the issue.